Car Accident Claims Inverness
Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident that was not your fault?
Free Legal Justice has a dedicated team of car accident claims experts in Inverness who are always available to discuss your claim, and will happily provide you with an obligation-free assessment of the merits of your case. If you decide to continue with a compensation claim to get the justice that you deserve, our friendly and helpful team will support you through each step of the claims process.
To get in touch with one of Free Legal Justice’s car accident claims solicitors in Inverness, simply fill out short online query form and wait for us to call you back for free, or call us today on 0121 565 4317 to speak to one of our friendly team members about your compensation claim. Our car accident claims team in Inverness is available 24 hours day, 7 days a week and is here to give you free legal advice on your potential car accident claim. We are also happy to consult with you in the comfort of your home, so please request a home visit from one of our Free Legal Justice legal experts in Inverness, so that together we can start your car accident claim.
What Is a Car Accident Claim?
Car accidents are one of the main causes of personal injury in Inverness, and in the United Kingdom as a whole. According to the statistics released by the Department of Transport, there were 157 630 reported personal injury car accidents in the United Kingdom for the year ending June 2019.
In simple terms, a car accident is any type of incident that involves a car. Car accidents can happen for a variety of reasons and can lead to a variety of accident claims. A car accident could involve a situation where two cars collide with one another, or where a car collides with a motorbike or bicycle, and also include incidents where a pedestrian is injured by a car.
Being in any form of car accident is a traumatic experience for everyone involved. Besides the emotional stress and shock, damage to the cars and possessions, a car accident often results in injuries to one or more parties. Injuries caused by car accidents can range from whiplash, to serious head injuries, broken limbs, and in extreme cases, death.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you may have a valid car accident claim, and be entitled to financial compensation. Our team of dedicated and knowledgeable car accident claims experts are here to help you institute a compensation claim if you have suffered any injuries and financial loss as a result of another person’s actions. At Free Legal Justice, we know that being injured in any type of car accident is scary, and our Free Legal Justice team in Inverness is here to lend a helping hand to guide you through the car accident claim process. Free Legal Justice will take over all the hard work from you during the claims process, leaving you with less paperwork and minimal stress.
If you think you have a valid car accident claim, you really have nothing to lose by contacting us to discuss your case- the first consultation with Free Legal Justice costs absolutely nothing and places no obligations on you. No matter what type of accident you were involved in or how the injuries were caused, we want to help you get the compensation that you deserve.
Can anyone make car accident claims?
It isn’t just drivers who can claim for injuries sustained on the road – car accidents can cause injuries to all sorts of people, including passengers, drivers, and innocent bystanders. All of these people may have been affected by the car accident in some way, and may have a potential compensation claim. Our car accident claims team in Inverness is available at all times to discuss your potential car accident claim, and advise you on the merits of your compensation claim, without any obligation or charge.
Can I Make A Car Accident Claim On Behalf of Someone Else that happened in inverness?
If the person who suffered injuries in a car accident was younger than 18 years old, or if they are considered a ‘protected party’ who is mentally incapable of making their own decisions, then a parent, guardian or close family member may make a compensation claim on their behalf. One of our friendly car accident claims team in Inverness will take you through the process of making car accident claims on another person’s behalf.
If a member of your family has died as a result of an accident, you may be able to make a compensation claim. There are many rules concerning accident claims based on the death of loved one, who was killed as a result of the personal injuries sustained in a car accident. For example, if the deceased person has a valid will, the executor of the estate will be responsible for making any claim on behalf of the dependents. If the deceased didn’t have a will, the law prescribes who can make a claim following the death of a loved one. Making an accident claim for fatal injuries can get very complicated, therefore it is important that you seek the help of one of our accident claims solicitors in Inverness as soon as possible so that we can help you make your claim.
What Should I Do If I Have Been In A Car Accident?
Free Legal Justice knows that being involved in any type of car accident is a very serious matter. We understand that a car accident is a stressful experience for all those involved, but it is important to try to think clearly when you’ve been involved in a car accident, to make sure that the correct procedures are followed to deal with the incident. If the correct processes are followed, it will make it much easier and quicker for our car accident claim solicitors to formulate your compensation claim and get you the full compensation you deserve in the shortest possible time.
Our experienced panel of solicitors in Inverness have dealt with hundreds of different car accident claims. If you have been involved in a car accident, we recommend taking the following measures as best you can to protect yourself and your future accident claim.
Seek Medical Attention
Our solicitors recommend that if you are involved in a car accident, the first thing that to do is look for any injuries at the scene. If anyone involved in the car accident has been gravely injured, it is important that emergency services are called to the scene immediately.
If you are not seriously injured, it is still important that you have a full medical check-up as soon as possible. Even minor injuries are important to monitor and treat. This is also important because you will need medical evidence of the injuries should you choose to make a car accident claim at some time in the future.
When it is safe to do so, you should make contact with all those involved in the car accident. Make sure that you ask for their names, contact numbers, and any license registration numbers of those involved.
Call the Police
You don’t always have to call police when you’ve been in an accident. If there are serious injuries or the cars are blocking oncoming traffic however, then we advise that you call the police to the scene of the accident. Make sure to keep a record of the police docket reference number.
It is important that you keep records and receipts of any expenses that you incur at all times after the car accident. This includes travel costs, prescription costs, property repair and replacement costs, and remedial/therapy expenses, as these expenses will form part of your compensation claim. Your designated car accident claim solicitor in Inverness will discuss which of these items you can include as part of your car accident compensation claim.
To speak to one of our expert car accident claim solicitors in Inverness, simply fill in the online form and wait for a team member to call you back for free, or give the Free Legal Justice team a call on 0800 567 7074 today for free legal advice.
How Do I Start A Compensation Claim for an that happened in inverness?
If you think you or a loved one have a potential car accident claim, you should always get help from a car accident claims expert before you take any legal steps. Our car accident claims team in Inverness is available 24 hours a day on any day of the week, and will happily provide you with free legal guidance on how best to make your car accident claim. Our panel of solicitors have the right knowledge and skills to efficiently manage your compensation case, and have a proven track record of successful car accident claims and overall client satisfaction.
What Information Do You Need For Car Accident Claims?
To be able to advise you properly on the merits and possible value of your car accident claim, our car accident claims team will need as much detail as possible about the car accident. Please have as much information as possible ready for your free consultation with Free Legal Justice, including details such as:
- How the car accident happened, and nature of the harm you have suffered because of the car accident;
- Location of the car accident;
- Your car and license registration details;
- The full names, contact numbers and license details of the individuals involved in the car accident;
- Details of any police dockets or emergency services reports; and
- Details of the insurance providers for the other parties involved in the car accident.
Don’t worry if you don’t have all of the necessary information right away. Our accident claims team will still be able to explain to you the merits of your car accident claim based on the information that you can provide. Free Legal Justice will do what we can to help you obtain any other information that you might need in order to make a successful compensation claim. The important thing is that you get in touch with our car accident claims team in Inverness as soon as possible, so that we can get started on your case and help you get the maximum compensation that you deserve, in the shortest possible time.
What Is The Value Of My scotland Car Accident Claim?
There are many personal injuries that can be caused by car accidents. Some of the more common injuries that our car accident claims solicitors in Inverness deal with on a daily basis include whiplash, head and brain injuries, loss of limbs, breaks, fractures, and in extreme cases, loss of life.
As a victim of a car accident where your injuries were caused by another person, you can potentially claim for the costs of any medical bills, past and future loss of income due to your injuries, and the cost of repairs for the damage caused to your car. There are many different elements that can be included in your claim, and your total compensation payout will depend on the seriousness of the injuries and the overall impact that the injury has had on your life. No matter how minor or how serious your injuries, our car accident claim solicitors are specialists in claiming for everything from fairly minor to serious injuries.
To give you a better idea of what can be included in your compensation claim, there are two types of damages that car accident claims involve, namely general and special damages.
General Damages In Car Accident Claims
Our car accident claims solicitors will work closely with you to formulate the general damages portion of your car accident claim. General damages include compensation for the personal injuries that you have suffered as a result of the car accident, and this includes compensation for any pain and suffering experienced due to your injuries. Your accident claims solicitor will take you through the calculation of compensation for general damages by looking at the independent medical report, together with the amounts recommended by the official Judicial Board Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases. This general damages guideline sets out how much should be claimed as general damages for different kinds of injuries in personal injury claims.
The value of your general damages claim will depend on various aspects, including the severity and permanence of your injuries, whether there were any complicating factors surrounding the injury, as well as the length of the recovery period, alternatively the level of permanence of the injury. Your assigned solicitor will need full and accurate descriptions, diagnoses and reports of your injuries before they help you to calculate your general damages claim. This is why it is crucial that you seek help from a medical professional as soon as you have been in a car accident.
Special Damages in a Car Accident Claim
Special damages forming part of your car accident claim will include compensation for any additional expenses that you’ve incurred as a result of the accident. This is a broad category of damages, and can range from loss of past and future income, to costs of counselling and therapy sessions, to traveling expenses, additional childcare expenses, as well as nursing and household adaptations that you have made to help you live with your injuries. Keep records of any additional expenses you have incurred that are connected in some way to the accident, and your solicitor will explain to you which of these amounts will form part of your claim.
It is important to know that special damages can only be claimed if you can show proof of the expenses that you have already incurred or will incur in future, for example by presenting receipts, reports, payslips and other documentation relevant to the damages. Our car accident claims team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to answer any questions you have about the calculation of your general and special damages.
If you have any questions about the calculation of your general and special damages, please get in touch with us by filling out the online form or by calling us on 0800 567 7074. Our car accident claims team in Inverness is available to help 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and are happy to answer any questions you might have about your potential car accident claim, without any cost or obligation on your part. If you are unable to call us or visit our offices, one of our friendly car accident claims experts in Inverness will be able to come to you in a complimentary home visit, so that you can discuss your case freely from the comfort of your own home.
How Much Will It Cost Me To Make A Car Accident Claim?
Our car accident claims solicitors in Inverness work on a No Win No Fee basis. This means that our clients don’t pay any legal fees unless they win their case. Free Legal Justice carries all the upfront costs necessary to run the case, meaning that clients are only charged legal fees if we help them to win their case. No Win No Fee agreements are a great funding option to allow all victims of car accidents to pursue compensation claims without the risk of being out of pocket.
inverness No Win No Fee personal injury Agreements
A No Win No Fee agreement lets you institute a compensation claim on the condition that if the claim is unsuccessful, you won’t owe us any money. Put simply, it is a way for you to take legal steps necessary to get financial compensation for your injuries, without the financial risk of litigation weighing over your head. Our highly skilled panel of solicitors in Inverness are happy to offer No Win No Fee agreements to clients seeking lawful compensation for car accidents, as they are extremely confident in their legal abilities based on the track record of successful claims behind them.
A No Win No Fee agreement is a stress-free way for victims of car accidents to claim compensation for personal injuries. Once you have discussed the details of your case with a member of our car accident claims team, and given us the approval to make your claim on a No Win No Fee basis, your hard work is mostly finished. You can sit back, relax, and let your dedicated accident claim solicitor in Inverness do all the run around work for you!
How Much Will I Pay in Legal Fees If My Car Accident Claim Is Successful?
Good news- you will never pay Free Legal Justice any legal fees in advance. A No Win No Fee agreement means that we only get paid if your claim is successful.
Our car accident claims solicitors in Inverness work on an average success fee of 25% of the total compensation received in a successful claim. Your appointed solicitor will make sure to discuss success fees upfront, and this will be confirmed in writing before you formally make your claim. If Free Legal Justice helps you to win your compensation claim, we will charge you the success fee as payment for our legal services. Your accident claims solicitor in Inverness will be able to answer any queries that you might have in relation to legal fees.
What Happens If My Car Accident Claim Is Unsuccessful?
Free Legal Justice carries the risk of your claim being unsuccessful. If your car accident claim is not successful, Free Legal Justice will not charge you for the work done on your case. That means that you will not pay us in the unlikely event that your claim is unsuccessful.
To ensure that you are fully protected and have peace of mind over your financial risks, Free Legal Justice will help you to secure ‘After the Event’ insurance. After the event insurance will cover you in the event that the court rules that you need to pay some part of your opponent’s legal costs during the case.
How Long Do Car Accident Claims Take?
Every car accident is unique, as is the compensation claim process that follows. Some claims can be settled in a matter of months, while others are more complicated and will take longer to resolve. The length of time taken to resolve a matter will depend on the facts specific to your case.
In general, the length of time it takes for your claim to complete will depend on how complex the facts are. Car accident claims can become more complicated if the injuries are extremely serious, if there is a dispute over the facts, or if there was a ‘hit and run’ accident. Our experienced car accident claims solicitors in Inverness have handled many of these types of cases before, and will be able to give you good idea of how long your claim is likely to take once they have evaluated the facts of your case.
No matter how your car accident happened or who you think is to blame for the accident, it is important that you speak to a legal professional from Free Legal Justice as soon as possible to determine whether you have a valid car accident claim. Every car accident claim at Free Legal Justice goes through a fast-track assessment and allocation process; so that we can help our clients get the compensation they deserve as soon as possible. One of our claims experts will be able to estimate the length of your claim once they have been through the details of your case with you.
The faster you get started on your car accident claim, the sooner you will get the justice that you deserve. Contact the Free Legal Justice team in Inverness today for a free, no-obligation consultation to find how quickly you can get the financial compensation you deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accident Claims
When Can I Make A Car Accident Claim?
Generally, you need to start your claim for compensation within three years of the car accident, or of the date of diagnosis of your injuries. There are some exceptions to this rule, for example you may be allowed a longer time period if you are claiming on behalf of a child or protected person that was injured in a car accident. On the other hand, if the car accident was the result of criminal activity such as a hit and run, time limits may vary if the claim is instituted through the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
Can I Make A Car Accident Claim If I Was Injured In A Car Accident But Was Not Wearing a Seatbelt?
If someone else is to blame for the injuries that you have suffered because of a car accident, you most likely have a valid claim for compensation. You are not disqualified from claiming simply because you were not wearing your seatbelt. That being said, if the evidence shows that by not wearing your seatbelt, you effectively made your injuries worse, you will receive less compensation for your car accident claim. You will be found partially to blame for the car accident and your compensation payment will be reduced by your percentage of your blame.
Can I Claim If The Car Accident Was Partly My Fault?
Many car accidents are caused by a combination of errors, and by the collective actions of different people. Even if you believe you were at fault, this may not be the case in purely legal terms. If you are found to be partially to blame for the car accident, your compensation amount will be reduced by the percentage of your blame.
It is always worth talking to our knowledgeable and experienced team about your car accident claim, even if you may have been partially at fault. Contact the Free Legal Justice team in Inverness today for a free, discreet discussion about the merits of your car accident claim.
Why Choose Our No Win No Fee Solicitors Who Are Based In Inverness?
Our dedicated panel of accident claims solicitors have been dealing with car accident claims for a very long time. At Free Legal Justice, we appreciate that car accidents, both minor and serious, can affect everyone in different ways. Our team takes all car accident claims seriously and our experts take care to deal with each client individually, giving 100 percent of their efforts so that clients are supported throughout their accident claim. At Free Legal Justice, our solicitors are extremely confident in our legal expertise and claim success rate, and for this reason we are happy to offer a No Win No Fee agreement for all clients with lawful car accident claims.
Our accident claim solicitors will protect your privacy and safety, and ensure that your case is managed diligently, efficiently and discreetly. Free Legal Justice aims to make the compensation claim process as easy, effortless and stress-free as possible for you. You can relax knowing that you have an expert team working hard on your car accident claim, to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.
To get in touch with an expert car accident claims solicitor in Inverness, simply fill out the short online query form and wait for us to call you back for free, or call Free Legal Justice today on 0121 565 4317 to speak to one of our friendly team members about your compensation claim. The Free Legal Justice team in Inverness is available 24 hours day, 7 days a week to give you free legal advice on your car accident claim. We are also happy to consult with you in the comfort of your home, so please request a home visit from one of our Free Legal Justice legal experts in Inverness today, so that together we can work to get you the justice that you deserve.